Supply Planning Articles

Executive Summary How can one model the effect on inventory from a change in the stocked locations? We cover two approaches. Introduction We received this question, so we thought we would place the answer and the question into an article. Question #1 Is there an ...
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Executive Summary The following are questions and answers around S&OP. These questions highlight the confusion around these planning topics. Introduction These questions were asked and answered on the topic of S&OP. Question #1 I am not understanding how S&OP is technically done (at the supply ...
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Executive Summary The largest software vendors tend to have small supply chain planning products. We cover why this is. Introduction It was curious to find the list of supply chain vendors as published by Modern Materials Handling magazine. *So many of the vendors on the ...
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Executive Summary The Demand-Driven Institute has created the DDMRP concept which began with a perversion of Orlicky's 3rd edition MRP Book. DDMRP is very simply a repackaged of JIT and Lean. Introduction: The Real Story into DDMRP In this article, we will analyze proposals made about ...
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Executive Summary This is my presentation on Nov 15th 2017. This describes how supply and production planning implementations tend to play out. Introduction I am presenting at the November Foresight Conference. In Raleigh, NC on Wednesday, Nov 15th. The topic of my presentation will be ...
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Executive Summary George Plossl's View on the trendiness of supply chain management. The difficult spot that consultants often put companies as they move from one trend to the next. Introduction With terms like JIT, TQM, Lean, B2B marketplaces, Kanban, optimization, supply chain management is filled ...
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Executive Summary There is a false belief of responsive supply chain and the frequently updating the planning process. We cover this problem in thinking around planning. A False Belief of Frequently Updating the Planning Process for Responsive Supply Chain In many companies, a mantra has ...
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Executive Summary Magical thinking permeates supply planning over implementing the fundamentals. We explain why this is the case. Introduction to Magical Ideas in Supply Planning There are several magical ideas which are extremely popular currently in supply chain management. The concept of Lean -- which has ...
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Executive Summary There is a putaway and goods receipts which involves the confirmed goods received post goods issue and post goods receipt. There is also a putaway process. Introduction to the Putaway Process A goods receipt is the process of receiving goods into a facility ...
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Executive Summary JIT delivery comes with higher ordering costs, delivery costs, receiving costs and put away costs and delivery costs. JIT means specific things in terms of just in time manufacturing, JIT manufacturing, and JIT production. Introduction Just in Time Inventory or JIT inventory have ...
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Executive Summary ABC classification or ABC inventory is a way of segmenting inventory so that the product location combinations can be managed. We cover how ABC classification works and how it compares to other comparative methods of segmentation. Introduction to ABC Classification ABC classification is ...
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Executive Summary This article covers the different ways of performing inventory valuation. Introduction In this article, we will cover the cost of inventory. The cost of stock is critical to both how inventory is managed as well as the final determination of the profits of ...
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Executive Summary We cover how to calculate overall supply lead time, customer lead time, supply lead time in inventory. This describes how to calculate lead times and overall lead time calculation. Introduction: What Makes Up the Lead Time? Lead times are one of the major ...
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Executive Summary Lead time has a definition and has different categories. Important topics are lead-time accuracy, effective lead time, static versus effective lead time and long lead time versus short lead-time items. Introduction: Lead Time as a Foundational Concept Lead times are always in the ...
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Executive Summary Inventory planning differs from supply chain execution. We cover the major aspects of inventory planning. Introduction This article will provide an overview as to many topics related to inventory planning, stock planning and inventory and stock inventory. What is Inventory Planning and Stock ...
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